The Bison And The Johnnies

A couple of big-time upsets have already gone down today, including St. John's over previously undefeated Pittsburgh by a score of 55-50, and the North Dakota State Bison over Wisconsin, 62-55.

Really, it was only a matter of time before the homegrown basketball talent in North Dakota just took over. I mean, when you talk about hotbeds for basketball talent, there's New York, Chicago, and Fargo. Was there any doubt that they'd recover from that tough loss to Utah Valley State? Wisconsin had won 27 straight at home against non-conference opponents. Ouch.

Pitt finally dropped a game to the much-improved St. John's Red Storm. The Johnnies were able to sweat Carl Krauser into a 5-of-17 shooting performance, and Pitt went just 3-of-16 from thee-point land. There are no easy games in the Big East.

And speaking of the Big East and upsets, Georgetown, with an arsenal of backdoor cuts and great passing, leads Duke by 14 as the 2nd half gets underway.